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BERNINA Introduces Its New Top-of-the-Line B 880

BERNINA's Fastest Sewing Model Offers Innovative New Features, Including Shaping, Color Wheel and the One-of-a-Kind Stitch Designer

AURORA, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/13 -- BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, is pleased to introduce its new top-of-the line model, the BERNINA 880 (B 880). The B 880 is BERNINA's fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date, with more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before, plus innovative new features like Shaping and Color Wheel. The B 880 also offers 400 built-in embroidery designs, as well as the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins. In addition, the B 880 has a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins. The B 880 is available at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide.

"The BERNINA 880 is a great step forward in the technology and options available to today's consumers with a passion to sew, quilt and embroider," said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. "It has exceptional precision, fresh innovations and improved features that offer everything needed to create high-quality projects. We're proud to introduce it as our new top-of-the-line model."

BERNINA 880 (MSRP $13,999)
The BERNINA 880 boasts plenty of space, with a full 12 inches to the right of the needle for sewing and jumbo embroidery, and a sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute. Sewists can choose from 1,764 built-in stitches, modify those stitches, or create their own stitch pattern with the new Stitch Designer. With the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, users can draw their own stitches on the B 880's touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. In addition, the B 880's embroidery designs can be duplicated and arranged into any desired formation with the new Shaping feature. Embroidery colors can also be manipulated with the new Color Wheel, allowing users to easily coordinate color schemes. Other features include the BERNINA Dual Feed and BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR).

The B 880 is the newest of BERNINA's 8 Series machines, which feature an extensive range of functions and accessories, plus variable settings and combination options. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine that was designed to change the home sewing industry by combining cutting-edge technology with an extra-large workspace for ambitious sewing projects. The speed of the 8 Series assists the user's productivity while other professional features, such as the BSR and extensive memory functions for original stitch creations and combinations, ensure consistent results. Additionally, the 8 Series provides an extensive repertoire of decorative, utility and quilting stitches that can be varied, combined and stored in a myriad of ways, and an intuitive touch screen operation.

About BERNINA
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.

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